MURRA Indigenous Business Program

Melbourne Business School

Melbourne Business School


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Who should attend

Indigenous professionals

  • Who are small business owners, entrepreneurs or professionals, wanting to develop their business knowledge and confidence

Indigenous managers

  • Who work in corporations, government, not-for-profit, prescribed bodies corporate, land councils and other traditional owner entities

About the course

Deepen your business skills with a course designed for Indigenous entrepreneurs and professionals.

MURRA is named after the word for "fish net" in the Woi Wurrung language of the Wurundjeri people of Melbourne. It represents a gathering of Indigenous entrepreneurs and professionals who are joined by a common purpose to develop business opportunities for the benefit of their communities.

If you are an Indigenous entrepreneur or professional and would like the tools to grow your business and develop economic opportunities for your community, this is the program for you.

Key Takeaways

Practical business frameworks

  • Grow and consolidate your business, organisation and career
  • Understand key areas that are vital to success: strategy, finance, marketing, people and talent, negotiations and leadership

Networking and relationships

  • Experience the power of informal relationships that continue beyond the program
  • Collaborate with a diverse cohort that provides joint venture and other opportunities

Post-program support

  • Draw on our faculty and the MURRA alumni for mentoring and consulting support

Topics Covered

Strategy and finance

Develop growth-oriented business strategies and the financial skills to put your organisation on a solid footing


Position your business or organisation to effectively engage and drive demand and awareness

People and talent

Develop an effective workforce and retain top talent to achieve your organisation's goals


Negotiate deals, contracts and manage disputes to deliver positive outcomes


Develop your unique skills to lead in the Indigenous business sector and beyond


Ian Williamson

Professor Ian O. Williamson is Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Commerce at Victoria Business School (Faculty of Commerce), Victoria University of Wellington. Prior to joining Victoria University in 2017, he served on the faculties of the Melbourne Business School (Australia), Rutgers Business Sch...

Don O'Sullivan

Don O’Sullivan joined Melbourne Business School in 2008 as an Associate Professor of Marketing. After completing his PhD at University College Cork, Don continued at Cork as a lecturer for eight years before travelling to Dublin to become the Director of Strategic Marketing at TecBrand. Don’s r...

Geoff Martin

Geoff Martin joined Melbourne Business School in 2012 and is now an Associate Professor of Strategy. Prior to completing his PhD at IE Business School in Madrid and his MBA at Melbourne Business School, Geoff held a number of senior strategy and operational risk positions at Deloitte (Sydney), GT...

Michelle Evans

Dr Michelle Evans holds an Associate Professorship in Leadership at the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Melbourne, specialising in the areas of Indigenous leadership and entrepreneurship. She is also co-Founder and Program Director of the award winning MURRA Indigenous Busi...

Jen Overbeck

Jennifer Overbeck joined Melbourne Business School in 2014 as an Associate Professor of Management. After completing her PhD in Social Psychology at the University of Colorado, Jen was a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford Graduate School of Business, later holding assistant and associate professor...

Michal Carrington

Michal teaches and researches in the areas of marketing ethics, marketing theory, strategic marketing, retail management/marketing, ethical consumption, consumer culture and consumer behaviour. Her research has appeared in the European Journal of Marketing, Marketing Theory, Journal of Business E...

Anne Lytle

Professor Anne Louise Lytle received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Cornell University in the field of Neurobiology and Behaviour, and both her MS and PhD in Organisational Behaviour with a specialisation in Negotiation & Dispute Resolution from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management,...

Sam Wylie

Dr Sam Wylie joined Melbourne Business School in 2004 as a Principal Fellow. After completing his PhD at London Business School in 1997, Sam was an Assistant Professor at the Turk School of Business at Dartmouth College for seven years. He was also an intelligence officer for the Australian Fede...

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